Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Happy Father's Day

We'd like to wish all you dad's out there a Happy Father's Day.

I haven't posted in a while because like everyone else, we've been staying put. We have gone golfing, done a lot of reading, I've been quilting, we've worked on some puzzles, and are waiting for things to get better. Arizona and Yuma have had a huge spike in the virus in the last few weeks. I think we are hitting the peak.

On June 10th we celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary. Our friends Brad and Martha invited us to join them for lunch at the Moose Lodge. It was taco salad Thursday. There weren't many people there, which was nice for social distancing. The meal was delicious, and we had a great time celebrating with friends.

We have also gone tubing on the Colorado River with Brad and Martha and a few other people. We bought some tubes at Walmart. The small group meets at Gateway Park parking lot in downtown Yuma. The guys shuttle cars to Wetlands Park, several miles away and come back. We walk down to the river, plop ourselves into the water on our tubes and float for about an hour. It's a lot of fun and very relaxing.

There is a company that does some longer tubing trips. We see them loading up at the park when we get out. Lots of people crammed into vans with no distancing, and most are not wearing masks. No thanks. We like our way much better.

The weather continues to be hot, mostly between 100 and 110. We do our activities early in the day or later in the evening. During the day we stay in the air conditioning. The other morning we played 9 holes at the course here at the resort. We started about 8 am. On the 9th hole, we saw a coyote come trotting out onto the course from down in the wash. He ran behind us, and wandered down the 8th fairway. He was rather skinny and young looking. He didn't seem bothered by us. We sure weren't expecting to see that.

We have a bougainvillea bush in our backyard. The hummingbirds like to visit it.

I've been working on some quilts I started during the winter. This one was the mystery quilt activity in January. We are told how many yards of different fabric we'll need, and given an idea of the color variations needed. I chose southwest themed fabric. Here's the finished product. I really like it, and will keep it over the back of the couch.

This one was a panel I saw at the local quilt shop. I liked it, and added the borders around the panel. It will go on the back of the love seat.

The great news is that we are leaving Friday to visit our families in Nebraska and Wisconsin. The campground in Wisconsin we had reservations for in July and August is open, and we are welcome to come. They are restricting activities, but that's not a problem. We're there to visit our families. We're also excited to be taking our new fifth wheel on a trip. The poor thing has just been sitting in storage waiting for us.

Our first stop will be in Nebraska to visit our son Korey and his wife Cathryn. The camp Korey is program director for cancelled summer camp. That's so sad for the kids and employees. Korey is still working, and they are trying some scaled down and virtual activities.

The main camp he works at has a campground. It is open, so we will be staying there this year for the first time. Previously, Kevin did not feel comfortable going there because our fifth wheel was so large, and the sites are grass. They do have full hook-up, 30 amp, though. We'll only be there for five nights, so we're going to give it a try.

Kevin and Korey have plans to brew some more beer while we're there. From there we're off to Wisconsin to see our oldest son Eric and his friend Erin. We'll also be visiting with my mom, brother and his wife, and Kevin's sister.

This has been the longest we've been in one place in the last ten years. I definitely am feeling hitch itch, ready to hook up and hit the road!!!

Stay safe!!!

1 comment:

  1. First a Happy Father's Day to Kevin.
    You did a great job on those Quilts.
    Know what you mean about sitting still for so long.
    Wishing you Safe Travels on the upcoming trip and Enjoy the Visits with Family.

    It's about time.


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